Showing posts with label Joel Sherman. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Joel Sherman. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets and Scott Boras are playing a game of chicken for Bourn

According to Joel Sherman of the Ny Post,  The Mets and Scott Boras are engaged in a game of chicken.

The powerful agent is saying he has attractive offers elsewhere for Michael Bourn. The Mets are essentially challenging him to prove those offers exist by remaining relatively inflexible in what they are willing to spend on the fleet center fielder.

Bourn does not have an obvious place to sit now after the Phillies and Braves, in particular, solved their center field needs.

Rangers GM Jon Daniels said publicly again yesterday he does not imagine another high-profile move prior to spring training.

ESPN’s Buster Olney reported the Indians could be interested in Bourn if his price drops “a lot.”

So where does that leave the Mets?

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Rumor Mill: Several Teams have talked to Mets about Jon Niese

According to the NY Post's Joel Sherman, The Red Sox have talked to the Mets and have interest in Jon Niese.

The Padres and Rockies are among the teams interested in Niese, tweets Sherman.  The Padres could get in on Niese but have not engaged yet, adds Andy Martino.

Among young players, the Mets are talking the most about Jonathon Niese rather than Davis, tweets Joel Sherman.  Niese, 25, is under team control through 2015 and could be an alternative for teams that find Oakland's asking price too high for Gio Gonzalez.

It would be interesting to see how creative the Mets will be to upgrade this roster, if they dare to show they have some balls...

Stay tuned!

Mets Trying to Trade Ike Davis?

The Mets are being aggressive at the Winter Meetings, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post, talking about everyone except David Wright.  Sherman says the Mets are talking with suitors seriously about Ike Davis, whom the Mets insist is fully healthy.  The Rangers are known to like Davis, he adds.  Davis, 24, missed most of the season with an ankle injury.

A high-ranking Mets official told Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports of them being serious about trading Davis are not true.

Obviously the Mets are seeing what the market is for their players (except Wright). If a trade makes sense for the Mets and they can get better quick they will pull the trigger. I don't think the Mets would be stupid enough to trade Ike Davis, but could see what they can get for him..

I would love to see the Mets try and land Boston's SS Jed Lowrie and they can lead him off!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Reyes' contract could range from $70 Million to $160 Million?

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, executives around the league have very different opinions about what sort of contract Jose Reyes will earn in free agency. Before Reyes was placed on the DL, Sherman had two executives (he respected) diverge by saying  $70 million on a final price. There were also estimates that ranged from "no more than $90MM" to as much as $160MM.

Within the same piece, Sherman looks at some teams besides the Mets that could be in on Reyes this winter, including the Phillies, Brewers, Mariners, Nationals, and Tigers. One GM says the Giants are the "obvious choice," predicting a bid of $120MM or so from San Francisco.

Like I have said in the past, the Mets can get a price break here because of the Reyes injury. Even though he is having a superb season, the risk of injury remains great.   I hope Jose takes into great consideration that the fans love him and want him here.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Sherman: "Angels were interested in Carlos Beltran"

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets talked with the Angels about a possible trade for Carlos Beltran, “But the Angels ultimately saw [Vernon Wells] as the better choice despite the much larger financial investment.”

Sherman says the Angels felt Wells could play centerfield despite the sense his defensive game has deteriorated, and Beltran could not.

Beltran is due to earn $18.5 million in the final year of his contract this season, whereas Wells will earn $23 million in 2011 and is under contract through 2014, with $86 million still guaranteed to him.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The Beltran Chronicles - A Trade Story

This is a recap for all the Mets Fans who don't know whats going on with the potential Beltran deal. Courtesy of  MLBTR.

On Tuesday at the Winter Meetings, the idea of the Red Sox acquiring Carlos Beltran surfaced.

For the remainder of the day, we heard a few rumblings.

Then "A Source" involved in the discussions told Joel Sherman of the New York Post that nothing was close with Boston and Beltran (Twitter link). Sherman was told yesterday that the Red Sox see Beltran as a fallback.

Then we got an update form's Jon Heyman, who spoke to one NL executive who estimated the Mets would have to eat about half of Beltran's salary in order to move him (Twitter link).

Monday, November 08, 2010

State of the manager address from Sandy Alderson

Alderson sent out a statement on twitter: "On Saturday, I had good meetings in CA with Wally Backman, Terry Collins, and Chip Hale to discuss the Mets Manager position.”

“I am scheduled to interview DeMarlo Hale tomorrow at Citi Field and on Wednesday meet with Clint Hurdle and Don Wakamatsu."

Don Wakamatsu was just hired as a bench coach for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Blue Jays won't stop Wakamatsu from interviewing for or taking the Mets job should he become Alderson's choice. One wonders, however, if his willingness to jump into another job before selling himself to the Mets might be seen as a negative compared to other candidates who view the Mets job as their best/only opportunity this offseason.
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